Our recruiter, who also checked with his Chief, told us to have our sons permanent retainer removed (you know the one they get after braces). He saw the Navy Dentist at boot camp and come to find out, he did not have to have it removed. I looked this question up before we had it removed and I could not find anything. OH well, once he gets to A school he can have one put back in- provided my son remembrs to do just that (and finds the time). How can we spread… Continue
Added by cberg3 on August 4, 2013 at 9:29am —
I can't believe I was home (just now) and by the phone to get a 2 min. phone call from my daughter. Sounds like she's doing fine..... made my month. From Robin aka Bree's mom
Added by Breesmom in Sedona on February 2, 2013 at 11:00am —
Just wondering if there are anyone mom's out there that have a son/daughter in this division. My son will be graduating on 8/3/12. One month left. I don't know where the best places to get a motel up there or anything. My son told me he has liberty that weekend, so i am happy for that. Just need some information on what will work out the best for our trip out there and stay.
Added by Ship11_Trevors Mom on July 4, 2012 at 5:30am —
First a letter and then a call. It's great to get information.
He sounded good in both. That doesn't mean it's a walk in the park, though. I learned a lot!
- it took nearly two weeks for their division to get to full strength, so he was in P-days until June 11.
- they could write on Sunday, June 17 for the first time
- he's starboard watch section leader
- he passed his swimming test and first physical assessment
- there is lots of studying and watch… Continue
Added by OmahaRudy on June 23, 2012 at 7:14am —
Time is passing.
18 days since my son was sworn in and headed to Great Lakes. He'd waited since October. He was SO excited. He was like a race horse at the starting line pawing the ground ready to get going.
Now that he is in the midst of his training I wonder, is it only me who is so excited and hopeful about what he will discover about Navy life? Is still sharing the excitement.
What is he doing now? Has he made friends?
Can't wait for the first… Continue
Added by OmahaRudy on June 15, 2012 at 8:19am —
Was the voice mail message left to me from my step son on Tuesday, January 11th. Oh how I hated that I missed that call, but the voice mail he left me made my heart smile. “Ms. Paulie, I passed my test! I’m gonna be a NUKE” my step son excitingly yells into my voice mail. “Call me back, I might miss your call I’m going to be helping my grandparents. I love you Ms. Paulie! THANK YOU for everything you’ve done for me!” (A voice mail message I will not delete from my… Continue
Added by IndianaBounsMom on January 16, 2012 at 10:30am —
UPDATE: December 27, 2011. Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the … Continue
Added by BunkerQB on December 27, 2011 at 1:16pm —
My SR is currently at RTC. I'm so proud of her decision to join the Navy, it's hard to put into words. What's even more difficult to express is the shock when I found out she was even interested. My SR is the middle of three children. She has a big sister and a little brother. She always felt as if her siblings were loved more than she was, even though that couldn't be further from the truth. When she was a toddler, her peditrician actually diagnosed her with "Middle Child Syndrome." … Continue
Added by wvnavymom on October 22, 2011 at 5:36pm —
My son's division won Trivia Tuesday on the RTC FB page so we got a division photo!!! So great to see their smiles! 10 days to go!!! My SR is top upper right... always did like to…
Added by SonandSea on September 20, 2011 at 4:00pm —
new post on my blog ~ about the joy of receiving mail from boot camp!
click here to read -> … Continue
Added by SonandSea on August 29, 2011 at 5:30pm —
No, I was not as sad as I look in this photo, I promise!!
Yesterday was the big day. My son did his final swearing-inand boarded the plane to Great Lakes.
He was able to text me and even called from the airport .And then at 12:32 I got "the 3 second" call.
He sounded strong, wide-awake (I'll bet!) and the teeniest bit nervous. I said a few encouraging…
Added by SonandSea on August 9, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Look at that smile! That's my sailor-to-be at the helm
of a cruise ship way back in the day.
Actually, wasn't that yesterday?
He leaves for his recruiter's office Sunday afternoon
then on to Great Lakes for boot camp.
He is 18.
I tell you,… Continue
Added by SonandSea on August 5, 2011 at 12:00am —
I'm not sure how we got here, but my son leaves
for boot camp in 19 days.
It seems like yesterday that we were counting months
and now it is just over 2 weeks! .
I am staying busy, trying not to obsess, but it is tough-
and he's still here!
Added by SonandSea on July 20, 2011 at 6:10pm —
I live a blessed life. I have a a husband who is actually Superman
(shhh! that's top secret), four children that amaze me every day,
wonderful friends, a pretty home and the privilege
of time and space to pursue my artistic dreams.
My heart sings a constant… Continue
Added by SonandSea on July 11, 2011 at 1:33pm —
Early last November there was excitement at my house.
Our middle son, a high school senior, had gotten an impressive
score, one that opened the door to a world
of opportunity for… Continue
Added by SonandSea on June 21, 2011 at 10:24pm —
My son's departure is getting closer! 77 days!!! Blogged here... …
Added by SonandSea on May 23, 2011 at 11:00am —
ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO GO!
My heart will soon be whole… Continue
Added by just a girl with a broken heart on February 9, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Today I got the last set of letters from my love, I also got a random and very unexpected phone call on sat! I have to admit I will miss getting letters from him in the mail, but it does mean boot camp is coming to an end and we can move on to skype dates!
His letters were short, but in all hes still excelling!
“I love you DEARLY Mrs S********, and still miss you alot too!”…
Added by just a girl with a broken heart on February 8, 2011 at 4:30pm —
I need it to be friday so I can finally get some sleep... all this excitement has me all out of wack when it comes to sleeping... I HATE infomercials and that is all that is on I turn the tv off and my mind just races a mile a min.…
Added by just a girl with a broken heart on February 6, 2011 at 5:02am —
I got more letters from my love today, 3 to be exact! He got his orders for “A” school. He got the rate of “FC” or Fire Controlman, he had wanted “ET” but said this will do. Didn’t say if they were “accompanied” orders… silly. I will find out when…
Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 31, 2011 at 9:14pm —